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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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LLEDO GARCIA, E. et al. Pediatric renal transplantation from young children donors (aged≤ 6 years): Complications and functional evolution. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.1, pp.40-48. ISSN 0210-4806.

GOALS: To evaluate functional results and complications in a group of pediatric patients who received kidney transplants from donors aged 6 years or less. MATERIAL & METHODS: Thirty-four consecutive renal transplants were reviewed. Of 34 patients, 19 (55.8%) received kidneys from donors aged below 3 years (Group A) and 15 (44.2%) from donors aged 3-6 years (Group B). Long-term functional patient and graft survival results along with complications were compared in both groups. RESULTS: Seven patients in group A (36.7%) had vascular complications, in comparison to 3 in group B (20%, p<0.05). Kidneys preserved in Eurocollins (EC) solution had more vascular complications (35.3%) in comparison to University of Wisconsin (UW) solution kidneys (23.5%, p<0.05). Ten-year graft survival rate in group A was significantly lower in comparison to group B (35,5% vs 58,6%, p<0,05). In relation to preservation solution type used, 10-year graft survival rate was also significantly better in UW group (26.8% vs 63%, p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The exclusion of donors younger than 3 years and the utilization of optimal preservation solutions produces a decrease in figures of vascular complications and a significant improvement in graft survival rates.

Keywords : Pediatric renal transplantation; Grafts; Children donors.

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